Maria forecast to turn into hur­ri­cane

The Straits Times - - WORLD -

NEW YORK Trop­i­cal Storm Maria is forecast to strengthen into a hur­ri­cane and threaten a num­ber of Caribbean is­lands, in­clud­ing sev­eral dam­aged by Hur­ri­cane Irma.

Hur­ri­cane watches are in ef­fect for An­tigua, Bar­buda, Do­minica, St Kitts, St Martin, St Barthelemy, Ne­vis and Montser­rat.

“Strength­en­ing is forecast dur­ing the next 48 hours, and Maria will likely be­come a hur­ri­cane later” yes­ter­day, the cen­tre said in an ad­vi­sory.

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